Supermarket appoints doctor to lead coronavirus response

Woolworths has appointed Dr Rob McCartney as its Chief Medical Officer

Woolworths has created a chief medical officer position to shape the retailer's response to the pandemic, appointing occupational medicine physician Dr Rob McCartney to the role.

Dr Rob McCartney
Dr Rob McCartney.

Dr McCartney will have direct input to the Woolworths board, and will engage with state and federal health authorities as well as educate staff on COVID-19 safe practices.